Meet Our Pastor
Rev Denes House
My family and I are delighted with the chance to live the call together with the family at New Beginnings. I grew up in Connecticut and went to college in Utica, NY, where I trained as a studio artist. I still maintain an active hobby as an illustrator (see CrimsonLine Studios).
After college, I worked for ten years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Colgate University and Hamilton College, where I met and married Karina. We have two great children, Timothy (born 2002) and Evelyn (born 2006) and my mother lives with us. Our family loves board games, softball, computers, reading, kayaking, long walks, movies and more. Here in the Poughkeepsie area, we love the Boardman Road Library and taking walks on the Vassar College campus, and are active in Civil Air Patrol, archery, Community Children's Theater of Dutchess County, the Star Trek Fan Club (USS Henry Hudson), and play tabletop strategy games at the Dragon’s Den.
I am tired of shallow answers to life's deepest questions. I believe that God is living and active in the world today, and that He longs to forgive, to heal, and to restore people's lives. I believe that God is not silent, but He has spoken powerfully in His Word, and by taking flesh - walking in our shoes in the person of Jesus Christ.
Facts about Pastor House
Pastor: Dénes House
Family: Karina, Timothy, Evelyn and Nana
Birthday: November 6
College: Hamilton College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Major: Studio Arts (BA); MDiv
Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Book: The Lord of the Rings (J. R. R. Tolkien)
Favorite Movie: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Favorite Food: Artichokes with Hollandaise Sauce
Favorite Quote: "Jesus Christ didn't come into this world to make bad people good. He came to make dead people live." - Ravi Zacharias